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Woody would be proud,
This review is from: Okemah And The Melody Of Riot (Audio CD)
Okemah and the Melody of Riot is definitely in my short list of "Best CDs of 2005." I first became familiar with Son Volt when a friend turned me onto Trace, and I absolutely fell in love with the sound. The current offering by Jay Farrar et al. is a bit more polished than Trace, which is both good and bad. Despite being more commercial, I found every song on the CD to have it's own unique hook and energy. I also greatly appreciate the social/political message in many of the songs (e.g. Jet Pilot). Bottom line...this is an outstanding CD and I have recommended to many of my music loving friends.